The event included about 40 traditional dancers, who hailed from states as far as Montana, and about 15 other artists who sang and played the drums.
Root to Rise affirms multiracial experiences on campus.
Events such as Black Prom have a way of creating community on a campus that can feel isolating for so many students of color.
Students showcased their style inspired by ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ to celebrate Black History Month.
“All I wanted to do was believe that I was just as American as everyone else.”
The event connected like-minded people to create social change through art.
The event hoped to empower its participants through a sense of community and celebration of identity.
The event was funded by an anonymous donor to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Asian American studies field.
MICA and this university’s diversity and inclusion office ran the event series.